When we print we get dark spotts on the paper that look like tire tracks down the entire right side of the paper. the dark spot is about 1 1/2 inches wide. Do you have any suggestions on what is wrong? We have tried to clean this ourself by cleaning anything in site that was dirty. No Luck. We even had our computer guy look at it and he had no luck.
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Right-click the product icon, and click Printing Preferences to open the Printing Preferences window.
Click the Paper/Quality tab.
Check the paper or media type setting.
Find the Type is: drop-down list.Figure 1: 'Type is:' drop-down list in the Printing Preferences window'Type is:' drop-down list in the Printing Preferences window, Paper/Quality tab (screenshot)
Select the paper or media type you are using.
For thinner paper, select Light , Thin , or Vellum .
For thicker paper, select Heavy or Thick .
NOTE:HP does not recommend the use of heavily textured paper, extremely thin paper, or paper with a basis weight heavier than 90 g/m2 (24 lb).
Make sure the paper or media type setting is appropriate for the fuser temperature.NOTE:Unlike ink printers, laser printers use heat to fuse a plastic toner to the surface of the paper. Make sure to use heat-resistant paper, and labels and envelopes that use adhesives compatible with the heat and pressure of the product's fusing process.
If you are experiencing any issues in the following list, adjust the setting.
If the paper is curled or wavy , try the following:
Decrease the fuser temperature setting. To do this, select Light ,Thin , or Transparency .
Use the archive print feature to improve toner fusing. To do this, select Archive or Bond .
If the printout has areas of fuzzy or dark print , or toner scatter , increase the fuser temperature setting.
Select Heavy or Thick .If this does not resolve the fuzzy, dark print, or toner scatter issues, use a lower basis weight or thinner paper.
Click Apply .
Step three: Check the print density settingsFollow these steps to check the print density settings in Printing Preferences and in Properties.
In the Printing Preferences window, click the Paper/Quality tab, and find the Print Quality section.Figure 2: 'Print Quality' section in the Printing Preferences window'Print Quality' section in the Printing Preferences window, Paper/Quality tab (screenshot)
If you are experiencing any issues in the following list, adjust the settings.
If the entire page is too dark , change the dpi setting, and turn on EconoMode .
Select 600 dpi from the drop-down list.
Select the EconoMode check box.
If the entire page is too light , change the dpi setting, and turn off EconoMode .
Select FastRes 1200 from the drop-down list.
Clear the EconoMode check box.
Click Apply , click OK , and then close the Printing Preferences window.
Open Printer Properties. To do this, right-click the product icon, and click Properties .
Click the Device Settings tab, and find the Print Density section.Figure 3: 'Print Density' section in the Properties window'Print Density' section in the Properties window, Device Settings tab (screenshot)
If you are experiencing any issues in the following list, adjust the setting.
If the printout has areas of gray shading or a gray background , decrease the print density setting.To do this, slide the bar to the left .
If the printout has light, dull or faded areas , increase the print density setting.To do this, slide the bar to the right .
Click Apply , click OK , and then close the Properties window.
If by saying the upper right corner of the lens you really mean that there is a dark spot on each image AND the rear display, there may be dirt or dust on the lens itself. Clean the lens with an optical quality cleaner. Do not use paper towels and Windex or the like - as paper towels can scratch the lens.
It is also possible that the dark spot is a "stuck pixel" on the image sensor inside the camera. There is no way to repair a stuck pixel outside of replacing the sensor. Any dark spot (regardless of source) can be edited out by using image editing software. This will allow you to to make the dark spot less noticeable - or practically invisible.
If the dark spot is on the rear display only, it can also be a result of a "stuck pixel" on the display itself. This should not show up an images, but only on the display. There is little that can be done outside of replacing the entire rear screen.
There are other things that can cause these problems, but those listed above are the most common.
The drawer separator pawls (metal taps on the right side of tray where paper touches)
Paper backstop not in or in wrong spot (green plastic piece at back of paper)
Feed tires are worn or dirty
Does the copier try and feed from tray 2? If it tries but the paper doesn't leave the try look and see if there is a dark mark on the page (top middle towards the right). If so then most likely the feed tire is worn.
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the
bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel. # Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the
cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead
horizontally in one direction only (left to right). # Continue doing this until it looks clean. # Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure
the ink is flowing. # Next, look inside the printer and locate the
carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not
installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the
contacts at the back of the carrier. 2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and
wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap
them correctly into the printer.
It most likely needs a new feed tire and seperation pad. You can buy at partsnow.com
For now do this, take a clean rag and dampen it with water or alchohol. Remove your paper tray, carefully hold it in the front middle under the pick up tire while also holding up the small black paper sensor. When you see a green light, press doen the top button 2 secs then down two more times. It should then try to print and this will cycle the print tire and you will be able to wipe the entire tire with your rag. Good Luck!
I'm not too familiar with the 12xx family of printers, but sounds to me like you have broken the print head track arm. Look carefully at the side that has come off the track. The traditional Epson print head design is to have the top track arm as part of the print head, and the bottom track arm as part of the print head carrier. The print head and carrier clip together thus providing a closed arm over the track rail. The key question is, have you merely unclipped the print head and carrier? If so all you need to do is position the upper and lower jaws over the track and push the print head and carrier parts together until they click. Alternatively, is a lower or upper jaw missing? In which case, one or other is broken - disaster I'm afraid.
Remember, I'm talking about generic Epson design of the 1290 vintage. I have the 1290 service manual, which is of the usual Epson rubbishy standard, but it's not the same as having actually dismantled one, which I haven't. However, if you look carefully at the side of the print head that's come off the track rail, you should be able to spot if anything is missing i.e. broken off.
First, on your computer desktop. left click on START. Next, left click on CONTROL PANEL, and left click on PRINTERS. Find your printer on the PRINTERS window, and RIGHT CLICK on the icon. From the drop-down menu, left click on PRINTING PREFERENCES. Use the settings to set up the printer for the paper size and orientation you want to use.Click APPLY , then OK buttons to apply any changes you make. If that does not help,check the side paper guides in the paper source you are using. If they are not against the paper on both sides, the paper will not align properly with the image. Move the guides snug but not tight against the paper. If the guides are too tight, paper may not feed. If moving the guides does not solve the problem, try loosening the guides and reposition the paper until the image is properly aligned. Then see in your owners manual if there is an adjustment called SIDE-TO-SIDE REGISTRATION, and follow the proceedure to adjust the side-to side paper alignment.